Apple Thunderbolt Compatible Web CamerasThe trend in Macintosh compatible webcams is incorporating high-speed Type-C Thunderbolt (USB-C) interfaces into premium web cameras. Higher resolution 4K Ultra HD using 8MP and higher camera sensors are very demanding data streams. Apple has incorporated Thunderbolt 3/4 ports into all recent MacBooks, the Mac Pro, Mac Studio, iMac and Mac mini desktops. That makes them perfect computers for 4K Ultra HD video capture and streaming at high frame-rates. The latest generation of uncompressed 1080p Hi-Def and 4K data streams need USB 3.2 port bandwidth which the previous generation of USB 2.0 webcams can't provide.
2 & 4K UHD Webcams Compatible With Thunderbolt MacsHere are 2 and 4K sensor web cameras with a native Type-C Thunderbolt compatible port on the back for optimal connection directly to any modern Mac's Thunderbolt 3/4 (USB-C) ports.
Microphone + Stereo Speakers + LED Key Light
Mac OSX Webcam Control App Available
MacOS Camera Control Software Available
Logi Capture or GHub Control App Download
Above, the Anker B600 combo Mac Thunderbolt webcam with stereo speakers, microphones, LED light bar and 1080p 2K camera is an excellent choice for Mac mini or the new M1 Mac Studio desktop computers.
1080p HD Thunderbolt Compatible Mac WebcamsFor assured, smooth capture up to 60 frames per second over Thunderbolt, these 1080p webcams all have Thunderbolt compatible Type-C ports on the back of the camera.
Thunderbolt 60 FPS+1080p
1080p 60 FPS HD Video - No Mic
Camera Hub Software for MacOS 11+
Uncompressed 1080p 60FPS
Thunderbolt Type-C Wired or Wi-Fi Wireless CameraPrimarily a camera for live wireless streaming and capture over WiFi, the Mevo Start can also be directly connected to a Mac via it's Thunderbolt (USB-C) interface for wired video capture and conferencing.
Logi 1080p Mevo Live Streaming Cam
Cheap Mac Friendly Thunderbolt Web CamerasThe low-cost Zechin C93 Thunderbolt all-in-one combo webcam offers a similar feature set to the AnkerWork B600 Thunderbolt Video Bar, but skimps in a few specifications. 2 instead of 4 microphone array, no AI hardware auto-framing feature. There's only a single internal speaker driver. It's LED light bar doesn't offer color temperature control. While the hardware is fully Mac compatible, it lacks a MacOS webcam settings and control app like Anker provides.
Selfie Light, Speaker, Mic, Cam, Privacy Shutter
With higher 3840x2160 resolution, broad adoption of 4K sensors have lowered webcam costs and we're starting to see cheaper Ultra-HD 4K webcams with Thunderbolt for Mac beginning to slide below $100 USD price points.